Hosts File Editor – The hosts file is a list of computer names and their associated IP addresses. Hosts files are used by Microsoft Windows and other network operating systems as an optional means to redirect TCP/IP traffic in special circumstances. These files are not required to use ordinary network and Internet applications. The hosts file is designed to be edited by a computer administrator, knowledgeable user or automated script program.
Features of Hosts File Editor Free
• Add new host ( IP Address and Hostname ) • Delete host • Save changes • Change Read-only status (hosts file) • Backup hosts file • Restore hosts file from a backup • Create new hosts file ( If the hosts file does not exist – C:/Windows/System32/drivers/etc/ ) • Import file (.txt) • Export hosts file • Add blank row • Add comment (#) • Properties (hosts file) • Search items • Replace IP ( 127.0.0.1 —> 0.0.0.0 ; 0.0.0.0 —> 127.0.0.1 and custom ) • Edit selected comment (#) – (to enable double-click on the item …) • Delete duplicates items • Comment selected • Delete blank rows • Delete comment lines • Enabled / Disabled hosts file • Enabled / Disabled DNS Client Service • Block popular websites ( Facebook, Youtube, Twitter…) • Block Microsoft, Telemetry, Adobe… • Reset the hosts file back to the default (Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, 8.1, Windows 10, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012) • Download and install update list (.txt) • Update hosts file ( install update and uninstall update )